WIRED Blogs: Danger Room — This is another device that is going to force us all to wear the aluminum foil hat!

However, rather than causing intense pain, like the Active Denial System, Invocon is advertising a weapon that boasts the ability to go through walls and incapacitate everyone in a room by making them lose their balance. “Second order effects would be extreme motion sickness,” the company notes.

Basically, you’re safely in your house, an invisible beam hits you, you feel dizzy, and fall over (or puke). Or so goes the promotion

found by TJ Geezer who adds: “Can’t wait for this one to get into the hands of the increasingly paramiltary local police forces. Won’t they have fun with this one in Atlanta….”



  1. Mac Guy says:

    The power of christ compels you! The power of christ compels you! Okay… Sick as a dog. Okay… Okay… Gonna vomit…

    It’s called a “laser.”

  2. Rance Bleester says:

    The creatures that run this country are creating a nightmare for us.
    It’s amazing that so many still believe the myths about America.

  3. Noam Sane says:

    Anyone who has ever had an infection of the inner ear knows how debilitating this can be. I was rolled out of my house on a stretcher last year and ambulanced to the ER because I couldn’t stand up (or stop barfing).

    Science marches on.

  4. MyName says:

    Mmmmmmm………..Just look at how little is needed now for the use of the tazer. We recently had an incident here locally, were a drunk was passed out cold, and was tazed for non compliance. Yes, an unconscious individual laying on a couch. So how little justification do you think they will need to use these new devices, this one and the other one that heats up your skin. Things are going to get interesting.

  5. NSFW says:

    Oh, NICE PICTURE

  6. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    #1 – Mac Guy

    “It’s called a “laser.””

    Hmm. One that goes through walls? I see. :)

  7. NSFW says:

    (with the article, I mean)

  8. TheGlobalWarmer says:

    Cool. I want one.

  9. Raff says:

    I’ll bet one of those would be fun at parties..

  10. TheGlobalWarmer says:

    Those of you who are complaining about this have NO reason to complain about regular guns then. If someone is told to knock it off and doesn’t then they have to be shot with something to make them quit it.

  11. venom monger says:

    If someone is told to knock it off and doesn’t then they have to be shot with something to make them quit it.

    Your mother made you clean your plate before you were allowed to leave the table, didn’t she?

  12. Matthew says:

    “If someone is told to knock it off and doesn’t then they have to be shot with something to make them quit it.”

    Now that’s incredible logic.

  13. Gimpy says:

    Those of you who are complaining about this have NO reason to complain about regular guns then. If someone is told to knock it off and doesn’t then they have to be shot with something to make them quit it.

    I am intrigued by your argument and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  14. JFStan says:

    I used to have a wacky government-conspiracy crazy friend who actually built a sonic “phaser” which had the same effect. I actually saw him use it on animals, incapacitating them.

    Hmm, looking back, I should have been scared shitless to be in his presence. What was I thinking?

  15. BryanP says:

    Hmm. Apparently a thin layer of metal will defeat it. And it affects your inner ear.

    Finally a legitimate use for the tin foil hat!

  16. serioso says:

    I cant believe people are making the giggly jokes.
    Fascist policestate well on the march and youre still too
    huge of nerds to get serious, maybe even clamour for a real
    opposition to the repug party on a serious part of cyberspace somewhere??!
    friggin dweebs.

  17. serioso says:

    I cant believe people are making the giggly jokes.
    Fascist policestate well on the march and youre still too
    huge of nerds to get serious, maybe even clamour for a real
    opposition to the repug party on a serious part of cyberspace somewhere??!
    AAARGH!! Friggin dweebs.

  18. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    It just occurred to me – a beam of some sort that makes you barf?

    What’s it do, project that pic of Ann Coulter onto your retina?

  19. Angel H. Wong says:

    #17

    More like a picture of Dick Cheney in a mankini.

  20. BryanP says:

    #19,

    Or Rosie O’Donnell in anything.

  21. Lee says:

    #10 – How about a club? In the “old days” (a decade or so ago) police officers used to carry a nightstick or a big flashlight. Sure, either can be fatal if you smack someone in the head, but there is no reason for that anyways. Better a bruise or a broken bone than a stopped ticker or God knows what side effects from these new weapons.

    #14 – The fact is, that none of this is new. Electromagnetic and infrasonic weapons have been possible for as long as microwave projection (i.e. radar) and sonic projection (i.e. sonar) have been possible. How long is that, exactly? The basic research on this stuff was done in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. A good bit of it was published, actually; just go look through some old physics or psychology journals and look for “Effect of X on Y” kind of experimentation. But the subject was labeled “verboten” due to how scary it all is; using this technology, one can build one or two devices with which a clever operator with the knowledge of how modulations on each electromagnetic/sonic frequency affect neurology can; cause a person to feel violently ill, cause a person to have vivid hallucinations, cause a person to hear voices of your design, cause a person to feel as if he is on fire, cause a person to actually be on fire, cause permanent or temporary blindness or deafness, or simply shut you off like a switch. Together, they make obsolete all modern weapon systems, on the cheap, which is why it has not been implemented for so long. There is no money in such a device (weapon seems too specific, really), so they have remained the playthings of the secret and eccentric.

    However, the fact that the powers that be are trying to acclimate us to these things, bit by bit, is highly disturbing. This is the new paradigm of war and oppression. It is no laughing matter.

  22. Mr. Fusion says:

    #21, good points.

    Last night I caught a few minutes of one of NBC’s child predator trap programs. As the accused left the house they were surrounded by five or six, armed police who threw the accused on the ground in order to handcuff him. Why? None of the ones I saw resisted or tried to run.

    Before Lauren the Ghotti or James Hill open their useless traps and cry I’m in favor of child sex, I’m not. I am against police abuse and this is police abuse. The crime of the accused should have no bearing on how he is arrested. Nor should standard police procedure be such that violence against accused be tolerated. If it is fine to beat up child predators today, who will be beat up tomorrow? The same questions apply to the use of tazers and these barf machines.

  23. pedro says:

    #11 and that’s wrong because…

    #21 A stick, now that’s what I call violence. Perks will run like hell when they see you with a stick

  24. M Tahani says:

    I am targeted by the British government and Iranian terorisum.

    they using electromagnetic, microwave weapon and torturing me 24/7 daily basic.

    I am Iranian British and I targeted by the Iranian terrorist government and British supporter. they using electromagnetic radiation, microwave weapon and torturing me.
    I need your help and support to fight with electromagnetic and government torture.

    I have got some evidence from mindavenger@hotmail.com which is shown I tortured and targeted by the UK/US army and Iranian terrorist Islamic militant? They monitored my home and my body and shooting to my brain and body.

    mindavenger@hotmail.com 03/07/06 wrote.
    The radar phased array field that is attacking you is probably one the located in South Wales. Read my book to learn more. People are being tortured all around the “free word” for weapons testing by the U.S. and U.K.

    mindavenger@hotmail.com on 26/06/06 wrote.
    I know how much pain your are suffering. I was tortured by the exact same weapons system and people here in the US.
    I don’t want to discourage you, but I have met with 22 congressment last month and the US has held hearing about the testing and torturing of people by radio frequency weapons several times in the last three decades. They are old weapons.
    The military need data on the effectiveness on the worlds population in every language and culture. Your point of light was selected in the war room, located in Nukey England in Lizard (a secret base). That is who is testing their weapon on you. They perform the same script on everyone to get them to hate their enemies.

    mindavenger@hotmail.com on 24/06/06 wrote.
    I don’t want to discourage you. But you don’t understand how long and how worldwide this testing is. The Russians and the US/UK Joint forces command and control surveillance grids are the only countries that have this weapon right now. Both the US and UK government have been corrupted along time ago. You need to pull yourself away from the belief that they are righteous and good. Do your research!

  25. jimi says:

    There is no Soviet Union anymore, but everybody remember those great victories and defeats. We trusted in idea and we made our history through great losses… http://backinussr.com/

  26. steven p says:

    Crowd control – crap. We all know these things are devised for purposes of torture, and may increasingly expect it to be applied to Americans who “get out of line”, i.e. exercise their right to vote in swing districts.

    And there was a “legitimate” use for the tinfoil hat back in the eighties when British antinuclear protesters were bombarded with low-level microwaves, as well as back in the fifties when the Russians were shooting microwaves at the US embassy.

    Put it this way – what would the pro-segregation police forces of the South in the sixties have done with ray guns that caused overwhelming pain with no physical symptoms, and ray guns that cause mass disorientation, vomiting and severe earaches? And hey, why can’t we replace the cameras in traffic lights with instant “no running red light” devices?

    “If someone is told to knock it off and doesn’t then they have to be shot with something to make them quit it”. Well, it depends on what they’re doing, whether they have a right to do it, and who’s telling them to knock it off, why they’re telling them, and whether the tellers have an absolute right or the issue is expected to be settled by a trial, judge, or jury. In many cases, the absolutely appropriate response to “knock it off” is “eat it”.

  27. MIMIFLY says:

    I want to kown about some acoustic weapons information,laterly. thanks for your help.